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Rab raids on C’nawabganj ‘militant dens’ end

CHAPAINAWABGANJ : Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) conducted raids on four suspected militant dens in as many villages in Gomostapur and Nachole upazilas on Wednesday morning, reports UNB. During the drives that were called off after six hours, three firearms, nine bullets and two magazines were recovered from one of the houses. However, no […]

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BD resolved CHT problems without third-party mediation : PM

DHAKA : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said her government successfully resolved the ethnic problems in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) through talks without any third-party mediation. She made the remarks when former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga met her at her official residence Ganobhaban, reports UNB. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed […]

BTRC to run 900 addl buses during Eid, says Quader

DHAKA : Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) will run 900 additional buses across the country to ensure smooth journeys of the homebound people during the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr, reports UNB. While talking to reporters after a meeting at the BRTC Kamalapur Bus Depot in the city, […]

Delhi wants Dhaka to tap sea resources together : Shringla

DHAKA : India wants to work very closely with Bangladesh to exploit sea resources in the best possible way for enormous economic benefits of the two countries and create a ‘secure and sustainable’ Bay of Bengal and beyond, reports UNB. “Certainly, I think, that is a sort of cooperation we want to see,” said Indian […]

Hearing on death references, appeals begin

DHAKA : The High Court on Monday started hearing the death reference and appeals of 26 death-row convicts in connection with Narayanganj seven-murder cases, reports UNB. An HC bench of Justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam started hearing the death references and appeals. Deputy Attorney General MA Mannan Mohon presented the paper […]

PM urges global leaders to find solution to refugee crisis

RIYADH (SAUDI ARABIA) : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged world leaders to take a strong stance for finding a solution to global refugee crisis that contributes to the rise in terrorism and violent extremism endangering global peace and development, reports UNB. “Global refugee crisis contributes to the rise in terrorism and violent extremism. Refugees […]

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PM offers ziarat at Prophet’s Rawza Mubarak

MADINAH (SAUDI ARABIA) : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina offered ziarat at the Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) at the Masjid-e-Nababi here on Monday afternoon under Saudi Royal protocol. She earlier offered Zohr prayers at the same mosque and joined a munajat seeking divine blessings for the people of the country, and the continued […]

8 Central Hospital doctors get bail over DU student death

DHAKA : A court here on Monday granted bail to eight physicians of Central Hospital in a case filed over the death of a female student of Dhaka University for ‘wrong treatment’, reports UNB. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Khurshid Alam passed the order when the accused surrendered to the court in the morning seeking […]

Rab sue two Narsingdi ‘militants’

NARSINGDI : A case was filed on Monday against two youth among the five, who surrendered to Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) during a raid at a ‘militant den’ at Gabtali Uttarpara in Sadar upazila on Sunday, reports UNB. Rab members filed the case against Abu Zafar Mia, a postgraduate student of Dhaka University’s English Department […]

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Police raid Khaleda’s Gulshan office

DHAKA : Police conducted a two-hour raid on BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office here on Saturday morning, but there was no recovery of any ‘objectionable’ document, reports UNB. Police said they carried out the drive following a search warrant issued by a court, to find out whether there is any anti-state document in it. […]

No sign of democracy in country, says Fakhrul

THAKURGAON : BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday alleged the sudden police raid on their party chairperson’s Gulshan office has made it clear there is no sign of democracy in the country, reports UNB. He came up with the allegation at an urgent press conference at his residence here. “The government is […]

BNP’s ‘Vision 2030’ actually AL’s reproduction: PM

DHAKA : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday thanked BNP for announcing Vision 2030 shunning the path of destructive politics but criticised it for copying Awami League’s Vision 2021 and 2041, reports UNB. “I thank the BNP chief for announcing the Vision 2030 after so many years, they gave it as we have done it. […]

MoFA withdraws circular on journo monitoring abroad

DHAKA : Amid the growing demand from the journalist community, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has withdrawn a circular that directed Bangladesh Missions abroad to keep watch on journalists travelling abroad, reports UNB. Director General, External Publicity wing at the MoFA Md Lutfor Rahman conveyed the revised decision to all heads of missions abroad. “It […]

No EVM, reiterates BNP

DHAKA : BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Saturday alleged that the government is planning to use Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the next general election to deprive people of their voting rights, reports UNB. Speaking at a discussion meeting, he also said BNP is deadly against the use of EVMs in any election. “It’s […]

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Haor farmers to get fresh loan at 4.5 pc interest rate : PM

KHALIAJURI (NETRAKONA) : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the flood-affected farmers of haor areas will get fresh farm loan at only 4.5 percent interest rate, a cut by almost 50 percent, reports UNB. “The affected farmers will get fresh agricultural loan at 4.5 percent interest rate to restart farming,” she said while addressing […]

BNP leader Aslam Chy gets bail in sedition case

DHAKA : The High Court on Thursday granted bail to BNP joint secretary general Aslam Chowdhury in a sedition case filed with Gulshan Police Station, reports UNB. An HC bench of Justice Miftah Uddin Chowdhury and Justice A N M Bashirullah passed the order after holding final hearing on a rule in this regard. Meanwhile, […]

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No influence can save Banani rape offenders, says Asaduzzaman

DHAKA : Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Thursday said the offenders involved in the recent rape of two university students in a Banani hotel will be brought to justice if their offence is proven, no matter who they are, reports UNB. After inaugurating a Women’s Holiday Market of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) at […]

Banani Rape accused Nayeem put on 7-day remand

DHAKA : A court here on Thursday placed Nayeem Ashraf, one of the accused in a case filed over the rape of two private university girls in a Banani hotel in the city, on a 7-day remand, reports UNB. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate S M Masud Jaman passed the order when Ismat Ara Ame, inspector of […]

Journos to face no obstacle while travelling abroad : FM

DHAKA : Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Thursday said journalists will face no obstacle during their travel abroad and performing professional duties there, reports UNB. He, however, said it is necessary to monitor whether anybody is doing anything while travelling abroad that goes against the country’s image and interest. Minister Ali, at a press […]

Bangladesh will face Ireland today

DHAKA : After sharing the points in the Walton Tri-Nation Series opener, Bangladesh again will play host Ireland at Malahide, Dublin on Friday, reports UNB. Both, Bangladesh and Ireland must look forward to their maiden win in the series when they will take each other at 3:45pm (Bangladesh time). The Tigers are in the 2nd […]

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Operation at Jhenidah ‘militant dens’ end

JHENIDAH : Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) concluded its operation at the two ‘militant dens’ at Chuadanga village in Sadar upazila on Wednesday, reports UNB. Mufti Mahmud Khan, Rab media wing chief, announced the end of the operation around 12 noon at a press briefing held at the Jhenidah Rab camp. During the drive, the Rab […]

Don’t care about conspiracies : PM

DHAKA : Reiterating that Ziaur Rahman was also involved in the plot to assassinate Bangabandhu, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said she cares little about conspiracies and vowed afresh to take Bangladesh to its desired goal, reports UNB. “I’ve been observing conspiracies since my childhood … I don’t care. I believe we can reach […]

Verdict on appointment of 138 BSMMU doctors May 21

DHAKA : The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court yesterday set May 21 to pronounce its judgment over the appointment of 138 doctors at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), reports BSS. “A five-member apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha set the date after holding hearings on five separate appeals filed […]

Govt giving false impression about GDP, alleges BNP

DHAKA : BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged that the government is deceiving people about the GDP growth rate with wrong statistics, reports UNB. “People are given wrong statistics to win their support. Awami League is saying the GDP growth rate will hit 7.24 percent this fiscal year. But economists and […]

Govt to form cyber security agency : Tarana

DHAKA : State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim yesterday said the government would establish a cyber security agency to thwart cyber crimes in a coordinated manner in the country. “Cyber security issue is being prioritised and formulation of the ‘Cyber Security Law’ is on the cards. After the law, cyber security agency will […]